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Meanwhile, in Holland, where drugs have been decriminalized;

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/netherlands/11085575/Holland-rents-out-empty-jail-cells-to-ease-overcrowded-jails.html

 

Holland rents out empty jail cells to ease overcrowded jails

 

Norway to send 300 prisoners to the Netherlands, where a lack of domestic criminals has seen penal facilities sitting empty


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But hey, why not just keep building new, privately-owned prisons to hold low-level drug offenders and people who commit low-level crimes to get themselves their drugs?

 

It's not like countries which have tried decriminalization have had any success with it, right?

 

http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2014/05/why-netherlands-prisons-are-closing-2955372.html

 

''The reason the Netherlands Is closing its prisons is staggering, especially for the American reader: there are not enough offenders because of the country’s progressive philosophy and best practices it is using. Primary reasons for fewer offenders and prisoners in the Netherlands include a continued general decline in crime rates, a focus on rehabilitation of offenders, progressive drug laws, and also, those convicted are choosing electronic tagging instead of incarceration. ''

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The thing is that the current system in the US is not failing for the people who run the system and own and operate private prisons. For them it is a smashing success. It is doing exactly what it is meant to do. Same, same for for all the bullshit wars, and the psychopaths who own and operate the MIC.

The people these systems are failing are the poor bastads who are their victims, that is msot of us, the 99%.

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Here's a radical prison idea which I've never heard from either the right or left wing.

 

Make a deal with a country (not in the Americas to accept our prisoners.  Maybe we'll pay 25K per prisoner.

 

Violent inmates would have the choice of permanent deportation and stripped of citizenship or staying in prison. 

 

To help them earn a living give a tax break to a company who is willing to open up a call center and employ these guys.


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 Boston

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Gets Death Penalty in Boston Bombing

A federal jury on Friday condemned Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a failed college student, to death for setting off bombs at the 2013 Boston Marathon that killed three people and injured hundreds more in the worst terrorist attack on American soil since Sept. 11, 2001. The jury of seven women and five men, which last month convicted Mr. Tsarnaev, 21, of all 30 charges against him, 17 of which carry the death penalty, took more than 14 hours to reach its decision.

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Yup, just saw on the news he got the pink slip handed to him.  

 

Right  or wrong? 

 

( archie doesn't need to answer, we already know, but do you think they should  use multiple guns or just one to execute him? You know ,to really get the job done).

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In Maryland, schools take a back seat to prisons.

 

Then they wonder why cities like Baltimore go up in flames.

 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-hogan-announcement-20150514-story.html#page=1

Hogan: No additional funding for schools

 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-youth-jail-20150513-story.html

State approves $30 million youth jail

 

Do you have any worldly idea as to how much baltimore has spent on its schools??  Its spending per pupil is in the top 10.  Baltimore has spent Millions upon million and billions on education.  Places that spend way less per pupil have better school and yield much better results.  Why do you think that is??  this problem cannot be solved by govt and cannot and will not be solved by spending money..........

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Do you have any worldly idea as to how much baltimore has spent on its schools??  Its spending per pupil is in the top 10.  Baltimore has spent Millions upon million and billions on education.  Places that spend way less per pupil have better school and yield much better results.  Why do you think that is??  this problem cannot be solved by govt and cannot and will not be solved by spending money..........

 

  I bet the innocent citizen in Baltimore who got is head bashed in by a bunch of "misguided students" would have wished some of those would have been locked up before his life has been changed forever by these punks.....                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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  I bet the innocent citizen in Baltimore who got is head bashed in by a bunch of "misguided students" would have wished some of those would have been locked up before his life has been changed forever by these punks.....                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

Baltimore school in The Wire

 

http://youtu.be/Np3poyZDawE


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The states with the worst poverty in America.

 

Compared to the Red states. I see a trend here.

 

 

 

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5 of these cretins are running for president from the Republican side in 2016 - really.

 

Of the other 3, one is a televangelist who thinks God is coming and will be pissed at America because, you know, Gays and stuff, the stupid lady in the glasses was once very close to being a heartbeat away from the presidency, and the even-more-stupid lady in the top right is an ex-congresswomen who believes people can Pray the Gay away.

 

  And, yes, they all believe God speaks directly to them.  But we're not supposed to laugh at them ......right.

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This story is 9 months old but still very relevant 'cause you know it still goes on.

 

But sure, let's keep building more prisons; that's surely the answer.

 

 

This Judge Sold Children To Private Prisons For Cash, He’s Going Down For 28 Years

 

''A Pennsylvania judge has been convicted of selling children into prison for cash. The former judge, 61-year old Mark Ciavarella Jr, was sentenced to 30 years for taking money under the table from a developer and jailing thousands of adults and juveniles, some as young as ten. Ciavarella made more than a million dollars selling people into incarceration.''

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This story is 9 months old but still very relevant 'cause you know it still goes on.

 

But sure, let's keep building more prisons; that's surely the answer.

 

 

This Judge Sold Children To Private Prisons For Cash, He’s Going Down For 28 Years

 

''A Pennsylvania judge has been convicted of selling children into prison for cash. The former judge, 61-year old Mark Ciavarella Jr, was sentenced to 30 years for taking money under the table from a developer and jailing thousands of adults and juveniles, some as young as ten. Ciavarella made more than a million dollars selling people into incarceration.''

 

Hope this piece of shit dies in prison, and they should put photos of every child he sent to prison on his cell walls. Private for-profit prisons should be banned.

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Agreed 100%, Sylvester.

 

Meanwhile, in the Great state of Texas - as well as in New Jersey - capitalism fails when a car which runs on battery power tries to sell directly to the public;

 

Deadline Kills Tesla's Direct Sales Bill In Texas

 

''The bills haven’t even drawn a committee vote in either chamber, and Tesla’s lobbyists and lawmakers concede they are doomed. The Senate bill never even drew a hearing in the Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development.

 

State Sen. Troy Fraser, the committee’s chairman, recently told The Texas Tribune that the reason was simple: His members didn’t want to do so until the House passed its version. He said he sees no reason to “piss off all the auto dealers’’ on a vote that he believes would ultimately be meaningless.''


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One more state added to the list; in a perfect world prison populations will start going down and it's inevitable that this harmless little plant will be legal nationwide, possibly by 2020.

 

        http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-marijuana-decriminalization-met-0522-20150521-story.html

 

Illinois Senate passes marijuana decriminalization bill

''Carrying small amounts of marijuana would result in a fine instead of an arrest under a measure approved Thursday by the Illinois Senate.

Low-level cannabis possession would go from a crime with fines up to $2,500 and up to a year in a jail to penalties likened to a traffic ticket: no court time and a fine of up to $125 for those caught with 15 grams or less.''  :happy0065:


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I recently received an email from a friend.............

 

It stated in part that during the last 6 months there has been 221 Yanks killed in Iraq.............

 

It went on to state that in the past 6 months there has been 292 citizens killed/murdered by guns in a Chicago a city with a very strict gun laws............

 

Where is the real fucking war???

 

 

 

 


 




 

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For Australia, too.

 

Since end of VN war, number of Australian military killed in action: 2.7 per year.

 

For when we have data (not sure of number of years), number of Oz women murdered by men: 85 per year.

 

Which war is fascist Abbott rabble government not fighting? You guessed it.

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From the "you can't make that shit up" department.....the Republican Governor of Texas recently told his constituents - who absolutely loved hearing it - that he would bring out the Texas National Guard to "watch over"  federal troops from the army and the marine corps who will be carrying out training exercises in his state.  Because, you know, the gub'mint may try to take over Texas and take away all the citizen's .22's during the Jade Helm 15 training exercises. Yes, people really believe this, and they even have Chuck Norris and a few other unhinged right-wingers on their side; Alex Jones, Michael Savage, even super-weird Glenn Beck has mentioned it.

 

  So this week, when Texas was hit by severe flooding and they declared a national emergency and the Governor calls Obama for help, what does he ask for? You got it; federal troops. But we aren't supposed to laugh at these people; got it.

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Texas = Hilarious! 

 

This is not only allowed there, but highly encouraged.  

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